Monday, September 15, 2008

Homemade Salsa.....YUMMY!

I must confess that I am not a canner. I love to eat bottled peaches, pears, and other wonderful fruits and vegies but I do not like to can them. I believe it stems back to my childhood. My mother canned a lot and I frankly am not HALF of the person my mother is in that department. She has always been such a "homemaker" and I value that about my mother. I remember going to the strawberry farm and picking baskets and baskets of strawberries. Anyway....I went off on a different story. Sorry. I do however can salsa. I try to do it every other year as my family doesn't go through the salsa yearly so I save myself the stress and do it every other. Hayden was sure cute in offering to help me this year. It is a time consuming process and takes two days to complete. He offered to help me blanch the tomatoes which is probably the most time consuming part. It was fun to have his help and to let him see the work that goes into the salsa that he enjoys so much! Here's to a wonderful new batch of homemade salsa!!!!!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Going back to June

I ran across these pics from our camping trip to Timpanookee in June. I decided I had to blog about this trip since it was so much fun. Timpanookee is one of our favorite camping spots. We love to go just as a family.
We didn't hike Timpanogas because there was still too much snow, but we did hike to the Timp cave (which I have never hiked to living here for 18 years).
I enjoyed watching the boys explore the woods and streams.
I marvel every day of the beauty that surrounds me.
It helps me reflect on what I have been given and blessed with each
and every day!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Hayden's Court of Honor

Hayden is well on his way towards becoming an Eagle Scout. He went to a court of honor on Tuesday night where he earned 5 required merit badges and received two rank advancements.
He is now working towards his Life. I am so very proud of him. He is only 11 years old and I find that Hayden is very driven and motivated. He enjoys working with his dad on scouts and it is paying off! I am thankful Jeff works with him because I don't have the fire about scouts like Jeff does. Way to go my little scout!